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Unread 07-31-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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choosing correct shock size

My Jeep has a 4.5" lift... I need new front shocks but see that they sell shocks made for up to 4" lift and then some for 5-6" lift.. I also saw one that said "0-5" lift... Not quite sure what to get. Do i need to take some measurements and go from there? Thanks

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Unread 07-31-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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Yes. The correct way is to measure. I know you need to take off the sway and track bars if you have them and flex each side of your Jeep for the extended and collapsed lengths. There is something like .5" added or subtracted but I'm not sure about that part
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Unread 07-31-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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Definitely remove your old shocks and measure without swaybars/tracbars. Every lift and jeep are different. This is the only way to know exactly the length shocks you need
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Unread 07-31-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
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Yep. What they said.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 01:50 PM   #5
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Heres how I messured for my shocks. Jack the rear tire up and blocked it. Jacked up the opposite front tire and blocked it. This will give you both extended and collapsed length. BTW very old pic

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